Study background and aims
Beside the overall aim to produce valid international tests and questionnaires that could be used to investigate reading literacyto describe the achievement levels in reading literacy in participating educational systems, the purposes was to describe the voluntary reading activities of nine- and 14-year-olds - to identify differences in policies and instructional practices in reading and their relation to students’ achievement and voluntary reading - to provide national baseline data for monitoring literacy levels over time. The data were collected in 1990–1991.
Two populations were included in the study: nine-year-old students and 14-year-old students.
Participating Educational Systems
Belgium (French), Botswana, Canada (British Columbia), Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany (FRG), Germany (GDR), Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, United States, Venezuela, Zimbabwe.
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